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thanks for. watching, i'm stephanie sy. the news continues next live from doha. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello again from doha, everyone. this is the news hour on al jazeera. isil has said it is responsible for two explosions in the yemeni city of aden, which killed 15 soldiers. also ahead. the top u.s. commander in afghanistan has called the air strike on a hospital in kunduz a mistake. protests in this the occupied west bank as palestinians call for a day of
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rage. ♪ so in yemen, isil fighters have said they are responsible for the two attacks in the south of the country. four soldiers from the united arab emirates were among at least 15 killed in the port of aden, also a villa occupied by forces from the saudi coalition. along with a hotel used by government leaders. hashem ahelbarra has the story. >> reporter: these are the four suicide bombers isil says were behind the attacks. they drive cars packed with explosives into a hotel, where government leaders have based their headquarters. this is the moment the hotel was hit. a compound used by soldiers from the united arab emirates was also targeted. >> translator: i heard huge
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explosions and rushed to the area. i was told two armored vehicles exploded inside the compound used by uae soldiers. >> reporter: early the coalition blamed the houthi fighters and troops loyal to former president saleh for the attacks. isil has emerged as a force in yemen over the last year. in this video posted on sunday, it's fighters have shown distributed pamphlets in aid den. isil claimed responsibility for a series of attacks that targets shia mosques like this one last month. isil is expanding in areas formerly under the control of aqap, also known as al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula. they have recently suffered
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major setbacks. the attack in aden isn't the first time that coalition forces in yemen have been targeted. last month dozens of coalition soldiers were killed in a missile attack. it was the highest number of coalition forces killed in a single attack since the start of their military campaign in yemen several months ago. many are now worried this will further inflame the continuing war in aden. >> two hours ago you were sitting in that same seat and saying we can't forget the other groups involved in yemen. it's not just the houthis versus the saudis, and lo and behold, we have isil saying they did it. >> absolutely. you have on one hand government forces and the saudi-lead coalition fighting the houthis.
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now you have the isil fighting the government and coalition forces. you have the secessionist fighting al-qaeda. it will be a complete nightmare scenario in the future. different groups with different ideologies. >> so we should focus on isil, how much has isil been a force in yemen. and why would it go after the hotel? or does it just go after everyone? >> well, almost emerged from nowhere, because it was not in yemeni in the past. aqap was the most aggressive offshoot of al-qaeda and based in yemen. in 2014 isil emerged saying we are here to defend the sunnis. we're trying to rally support behind that.
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they are present in the capitol, but they are now trying to build a platform in the south, particularly in aden, and [ inaudible ], areas in the past a strong hold of al-qaeda of the arabian peninsula. that is why i expect to see more clashes between isil and aqap for bigger say in the southern part of yemen. >> yemen is extraordinarily confusing, isn't it? it is more than syria, more than iraq, it seems there's just so many players involved there in a war that does not have any end in sight. >> from a military perspective, the americans were saying two years ago were saying, basically, our biggest problem is yemen. they were concerned that al-qaeda was trying to use yemen to target saudi arabia, and also western targets. they managed to send fighters to the united states of america like the [ inaudible ] on board a plane for detroit.
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now you have isil. i think this is going to sort of push the americans to review their strategy in the region and say, you know what, now we have two enemies that we have to take on in yemen. how are we going to do this without compromising our allies. >> hashem, we appreciate your knowledge and expertise as always. thank you. the u.s. commander in afghanistan says the air strike on a hospital was a mistake. 22 people were killed in the hospital attack in kunduz on saturday. general john campbell is appearing before a senate armed services committee in washington. rosiland jordan has been following that committee hearing. the wording and the semantics, rosiland, these are so important in this conflict, aren't they? >> reporter: they are very important because, first, the u.s. military was saying that
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the air strike on the doctors without borders trauma center on saturday was the result of u.s. forces calling in for the air support, and on monday general john campbell who is the commander in afghanistan said that actually it was the afghans who called in for the close air support to use a military phrase. and then just in the past hour, before this senate panel, he told the centers that there were special operations forces who were in come communication with the gunship. and that is another way of saying that they were the ones who were calling in the air strikes, but there are still a lot of questions, kamal. was it because they felt there was an imminent threat that they needed to actually call in these strikes? had they vetted the information that had come from the afghans?
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were they relying solely on information from afghan forces? there is still a lot of questions about how exactly this air strike on a known trauma center actually was carried out, and general campbell said he was committed to making certain that the investigation carried out by his deputy, as well as two other investigations are going to try to get to the bottom of what happened here. >> this general campbell in this committee hearing have to speak more widely as well. we're focusing a lot on what happened solely in kunduz and at the doctors without borders facility. but there are wider issues to talk about. >> reporter: that's right. and in fact that was the reason why general campbell came here to testify to talk about the last 16 months or so, the last planned, i should say, 16 months or so, of the u.s. military presence in afghanistan.
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the forces are there in a train and assist role, and they are supported to largely withdraw by the end of 2016. the general did allow that he is having some second thoughts about the drawdown plan. here is a little of what he told the committee. >> to prevent any future incidents of this nature, i have directed the entire force to review in-depth training. our record stands in stark contrast to the actions of the taliban. they have repeatedly intentionally targeted civilians. >> reporter: what general campbell also said was that while the afghan forces have shown a lot of growth in their capabilities and leadership, they still need considerable assistance from u.s. and coalition forces, so while he
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wouldn't spell out in open session exactly what he is recommending to the president and to his advisors on how much longer u.s. forces should stay in afghanistan, he is sending a signal, kamal, that there may be yet another change in the u.s. posture inside afghanistan. >> thank you, rosiland jordan in washington, d.c. there. after more than a week of fighting kunduz is still contested. afghan forces have taken territory back from the taliban, but they have not established control. we talked to our correspondent who was one of the first journalists to reach the city. why can an afghan army not take back control? is the taliban just too strong now? >> reporter: -- afghan top security officials here, the reason they are giving us first
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is lack of good leadership and coordination among afghan security forces. the second reason they are telling us that taliban are hiding in the residential areas around the center of the city, and afghanistan security forces are careful. they are going slowly because to avoid civilian casualty. we're talking about a small city. it's not a big city. that's -- that's the reason afghanistan security forces are giving us here on the ground. >> what it been like since you got there. i believe you are reporting from the airport, which probably indicates you have not been able to get very far into the city. >> reporter: we got close to the city this afternoon, heavy fighting, artillery used by both sides. we can hear it even from here. the residents are telling us no
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one know who controls which street. because the fighting is street-to-street inside the city. afghan residents says enough is enough. it's almost one week that they are living without food, water, and electricity. and we are also hearing from afghan officials that if the fighting goes like this, it is going to continue for many more days. >> thank you for that. palestinians in the occupied west bank are protesting against raidings and arrests by israeli security forces. tensions have been rising after a series of attacks in recent days with deaths on both sides. mike hannah has more. >> reporter: it was proclaimed a day of rage and protests against events of recent days and indeed the ongoing israeli occupation of palestinian territory. on this particular day demonstrators gathered, attacked -- or attacked by
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israeli forces, attempting to get to the crossing point. there were a series of skirmishes, a number of palestinians injured are rubber-coated steal bullets, and sharp point ammunition was used on at least one occasion, no fatalities, though. clashes elsewhere across the west bank, particularly around the town of beth laham. but as palestinian frustration mounts, so does the pressure on the palestinian leader. there have been questions as to what is the nature of the security relationship between palestine and israel? and also questions from within his own plo factions. what exactly did he mean by saying he wanted to abandon the oslo accords? these are the very basic framework which governs the relationship with israel,
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whatever type of form that takes. political pressure, conflict on the ground, certainly a situation in which there's no sign of an easing of the ongoing tension. >> plenty more ahead on this news hour. not a mistake. that's nato casting doubt on what russia fighter jets were doing over turkish air space. the lab where one of this year's nobel prize winners works on oscillating nutrinos. and we'll have the details in sport at 10 to the hour. ♪ prosecutors in new york are charges corruption charges against the former head of the u.n. general assembly, accused
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of being part of a bribe scheme. james bayes joins us from new york. >> reporter: this is the formal indictment which we believe is going to be announced in the next 15 minutes or so, and it names as one of those, the case against john ash who had one of the most senior jobs in the united nations system. he was from september 2013 to september 2014, the president of the u.n. general assembly. that's the body that represents all of the countries and territories in the u.n. when they meet together, he presided over those meetings in 2013, represented all of the senior heads of states, including president obama. but it is claimed that during his term in office he was taking bribes. and also involved is a chinese billionaire property owner. it claimed he went to macau,
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hong kong and china, and some of these visits were in exchange for money. there is also additional charges about not actually revealing his full worth to the tax authorities, underrepresenting what he had in his bank account by $1.2 million, kamal. there will be big questions asked here at the united nations, because some of this according to the indictment was done using the official bank account of the president of the general assembly, and large money went in and out of that bank account. it is also claimed that mr. ash who now finds himself arrested and behind bars awaiting these charges used some of that money for things like buying rolex watches, for the lease on his bmw car and building a basketball court at his home. >> what does the president of the u.n. general assembly do?
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and is he elected to the position? >> reporter: it's an elected post for one year, all of the countries of the world decide to have someone steering the general assembly's work for the year, starting off with that high level session of world leaders, but then doing a lot of the other work that goes on behind the scenes at the u.n. it's a mainly ceremonial role, but an important role, and i so i think this will certainly cause some concern here at the u.n. he was previously the ambassador of her country, antigua, and was very well respected. it might be worth me reading you something i have dugout when he was first elected to the post of president of the general assembly, susan rice described him as a true veteran of the u.n. legislative process, and we could not be in better hands, she said. now it is alleged those hands were taking bribes.
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>> oh, deer. james bayes thank you for that. quote, it doesn't look like an accident. those words came from nato's secretary general who is rejects russia's explanation of what it was doing in turkish air space. >> i call on russia to avoid exka lating tensions with the alliance. russia must deconflict its military activities in syria. i am also concerned that russia is not targeting isil, but instead attacking the syrian opposition, and civilians. >> live to moscow and rory challands. looks like everything has something to say about the russians, rory, what are they saying in concern? >> reporter: yeah, you are right. nato is not very happy, turkey is not very happy, and
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washington, d.c. is not very happy either. ash carter says there was a video conference actually between the russian military and the u.s. military last week, specifically aiming at deconflicting -- it's a technical term, really that they use -- trying to avoid accidents or mishaps when militaries are involved in the same war space. ash carter says there were various proposals made and the u.s. is still waiting to hear back from russia. it is not very happy with the level of cooperation it is getting out of russia on this. now what moscow is saying is that it's perfectly happy and willing to work with the turkish. it wants to have a conversation with them. sit down and talk about how they can deconflict and de-complicate
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the situation in syria. i was at a press conference, and the spokesperson said, look, if the united states wants know what we think and can do about these things, literally, all it has to do with pick up the phone. >> thank you, rory. russia says it's air strikes are targeting isil, but there are concerns it is aiming at other groups as well. this is the territory controlled by the major groups fighting the syrian government. russia has conducted dozens of air strikes over the last six days. the institute for the study of war identified those 12 red places where it is confident russia carried out strikes, but it says only two hit isil targets. both are in an area where oil assets are located. a spokesman spoke to sami zeidan
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earlier and told him, moscow is determined to have a political solution for syria. >> the russian mission to help transformation from the civil war to the peaceful solution of the syrian crisis. peaceful solution could be regarded as free and fair collections under the international control, where everybody would take part, including bashar al-assad, and all others who -- including those who fight against him. so to promote a peaceful political solution is major russian goal. second mission -- >> but in terms of the military mission, what is the military goal of the air strikes being carried out by russia? >> military goal is to beat jihadist, and most important russian -- of russian mission is so much air strikes, which are
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to reach clear [ inaudible ] but first of all to give us some training to the syrian army officers how to use new russian techniques. that why syrian army will use russian technique on the ground, and we'll hopefully will crash jihadist. >> can you explain who are the jihadists? who is russia defining, listing, as a legitimate target for russia military air strikes? >> the jihadists is those who call themselves jihadists. [ inaudible ] this [ inaudible ] from russian point of view. the problem is the united states, qatar, saudi arabia, they believe some of the jihadist are good. and some of the jihadist are bad. russia regard as moderate
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jihadist that is nonsense. they are jihadist. really moderate jihadists [ inaudible ] and trying to promote so-called moral jihad. that means change of the [ inaudible ] jihadists which use weapons [ inaudible ] just jihadists, and they are under attack. we don't understand the difference between moderate and radical. it is just games of the united states who really support jihadists. >> are you saying all opposition groups as far as russia is concerned are all jihadists? >> all jihadists are legitimate target -- >> no, do you consider all syrian opposition groups to be jihadists to be legitimate
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targets? >> of course not. of course those syrian rebels even with arms in their hands who are not part of the russian target, but we understand -- >> allow me to interrupt you, sir, according to the institute of war, out of 12 russian air strikes only two targeted isil. why are you targeting other members if in your words you are only targeting jihadists. >> just for clarification. you know, the problem is that united states and saudi arabia call jihadists as real jihadists, those call liberals. they [ inaudible ] not take [ inaudible ] in the hands of [ inaudible ], so the number of those who are fighting against assad and syrian government more are jihadists, but the problem is united states and saudi arabia don't want to call them
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as such because they want to use them for destroying bashar al-assad. now, bangladesh has stepped up security for foreign citizens after a japanese and italian were killed. the government and foreign diplomats have been meeting on the issue. >> reporter: here in this compound the bangladesh government briefed the diplomatic community about the security measures it is taking in the wake of the murder of two foreign nationals this week. it has had foreigners here spook especially because of reports that the islamic state is claiming responsibility for these attacks. however, the bangladesh government has down played these suggestions of the briefing. they said there is no evidence that the islamic state is linked to these attacks. despite the fact they arrested three people for distributing
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islamic state propaganda in north bangladesh. in terms of security measures very little new was mentioned. there is more police presence, and the british high commissioner after the briefing said he is satisfied with the safety measures that the government is taking in the diplomatic enclave and in the rest of the country. however, there is not much that has been said in terms of the progress being made in finding those responsible for the two murders that have taken place already. stick around on the news hour. still ahead, europe gives facebook the thumbs down over the way it sends data to the united states. family reunion that almost didn't happen. we meet cubans risking their lives to reach the united states. and the man who could be the next fifa manager. the details coming up in sport
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you are watching the news hour from al jazeera. isil fighters say they were behind the two explosions in aden, which killed 15 people. car bombs targeted a hotel, and a villa with saudi-lead coalition forces. and palestinians in the occupied west bank have been protesting against raids and arrests by israeli security forces. tensions have been rising after a series of attacks in recent days with deaths on both sides. two scientists are share this year's nobel prize on physics. they have been working out how tiny particles whiz around in space. >> the royal swedish academy of
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sciences has decided to award the 2015 nobel prize in physics to [ inaudible ] and arthur b mcdonald, for the discovery of n nutrinos. >> these tiny particles are the building blocks on matter. he did his research in a laboratory a kilometer below ground in japan. and then the other scientist demonstrated that they change form. together the work of the two men overturned the prevailing theory that nutrinos have no mass. previous discoveries of sub atomic particles and how they
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behave have lead to new discoveries. i spoke to one expert who explained more about these mysterious nutrinos. >> the first thing to understand is that they are fundamental, you can't break them into pieces, and there are billions going through a body every second. they are one of the most common particles in the universe. what we saw is that they come in three types of flavors as an electr electr electrontron, [ inaudible ]. but it is oscillating, changes between these three identities. this is very interesting and mysterious, and we still don't understand why. this fundamentally changes our understanding of matter in the
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universe. so previous to understanding that they oscillate, we thought that they had no mass, just like photons have no mass, and this is dictated by a fundamental theory of the universe. so finding out that they do oscillate, this means they have mass. from particles to facebook. facebook has lost a lawsuit from the european court of justice which ruled that the way they share data is unlawful.
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this is talking about trans-atlantic, europe to the united states, but if i'm here in qatar, or you are in london, or wherever, where is their facebook data stored? >> it is being stored in a number of cloud servers. they have data centers all over the world. and this ruling seeks to ensure that this data is held to the same standards of protection as it would be in europe. >> why did it want to transfer data to the u.s.? >> because it's a u.s. company. and it makes more sense to hold it there. >> so if it went to the u.s. the concern is it would be viewed differently? under different surveillance techniques or something? >> the concern is, since the edward snowden revolutions about
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the program which allegedly allowed the u.s. to snoop on data being held in the u.s. the concern was european citizen data could also be surveilled in this way. the european court was therefore prepared to make this ruling. the idea is it means european citizens are pretexted to european standards. >> more widely, i think this is something about an agreement called safe harbor. can you explain that and how it affects others. >> apparently it affects something like just over 4.5 thousand businesses. safe harbor is an agreement that was set up back 2000, under which companies certified they were holding european citizens information lawfully.
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now what that means for companies that instead of self certifying, it doesn't stop the transfer of data, but it means they are going to have to jump through quite a few legal hoops. >> and they must have been prepared for this sort of thing, here? >> yeah. >> the court ruling might come as a surprise on the day, but there have to be contingency plans. >> it doesn't come as a surprise. the problem comes for smaller companies, particularly u.s. companies or companies that use something like amazon web services as their cloud back end. there are lots of little companies providing cloud services or things that link back to the cloud for people in london or somebody in paris or somebody in amsterdam that goes back to the u.s., and they are the ones that are going to have the problems particularly. they are going to have to either move the data to a european data
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center, or they are going to have to comply with the european standards. >> okay. pleasure talking to you, and thank you for explaining all of that in plane english. thank you. >> hope it's clearly. >> very much so. thank you. >> good. now malaysia's prime minister is trying to get a lawsuit against him thrown out of court. he is being sued for allegedly keeping $700 million donated to his party. >> reporter: this is the moment the prime minister first made headlines. an angry speech accusing the prime minister of cheating. he has been involved in a scandal since july, when it was revealed $700 million had been
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deposited into his personal account. the money was alleged to have been channelled through a state-owned firm, controlled by the finance minister. after weeks of silence, the prime minister finally said the money was a donation to the party from unnamed donors in the middle east. but that explanation is not enough for this woman, who had a small role representing women's issues in the ruling party. when her complaint to the party yielded no results, she took legal action and was promptly sacked. >> i think i have the responsibility to make sure the country is governed by the right person, is lead by the right person, the right way, not only clean, but must also be seen clean. >> reporter: the prime minister's lawyers are attempting to have the lawsuit thrown out. >> she is no longer a member of our party, and also that she is not an office barer, neither is
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she a public officer, therefore the suit that she claims to be bringing on behalf of [ inaudible ] is [ inaudible ] in standing before the court. >> reporter: but there are plenty of others who are also seeking an explanation from the prime minister. a two-day protest in three cities in august attracted tens of thousands of people. another former member who tried to urge foreign investigators to probe the accounts and assetsover the prime minister, and the state-owned investment arm, has been arrested under security law. >> we would think that malaysia as a country, which is looking forward to being a developed country in for example, less than five years, would have almost all of its dealings above the board and so on. the series of recent months, events really calls that into question. >> the prime minister says the
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accusations are all part of a conspiracy to topple him. many feel that response is not enough. and until there are clearer answers accusations will continue to follow him. now republic of congo has set a day date for a referendum to decide whether the president can run for a third term. the president was -- won disputed elections in 2002 and 2009. in this instant opposition groups are now calling for protests. the chad army says 17 boko haram fighters were killed. the e.u. has banned dried fish, beans and other food from nigeria because high levels of pesticides have been found. nigeria's government says the
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ban is disproportionate. >> reporter: these are some of the banned products on sale at the market in nigeria's capitol. they include beans, sesame seeds, melon seeds, dried fish, meats and other products. sammy who sells dried fish is angry about the decision. >> translator: nigerian foods don't contain harmful pesticides. i'm inviting people from around the world to come and test and buy our food. it's organic. it's natural. if it contains harmful pesticides, it would effect us too. >> reporter: the e.u. found that the pesticide used by farmers as an insecticide exceeded legal limits. >> it's unfortunate, and blown out of proportion.
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>> reporter: nigeria's agency is trying to determine where the pesticide came from. every year they test about 2,000 random samples of food for high pesticide levels, but their tests are a tiny fraction of what is consumed locally and exported. and they are dependant on producers to voluntarily bring in samples for testing. scientists here blame corrupt food producers. >> many exporters sir s sum -- circumvent this process. and sometimes when they even pass through the agency, they kind of subdivide the products. meaning the batch that they tested may not be the ones that are contaminated.
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>> reporter: the ban is bad news for traders like sammy, and bad news for nigeria. it wants to boost exports rather than relying solely on oil sales. in the meantime, more products will be tested. bit of news from the americans. california is to become the fifth u.s. state to allow assisted suicide. doctors will be allowed to prescribe lethal doses of medication to patients capable of taking the drugs themselves. a growing number of cubans are making the dangerous crossing over to florida. some believe the policy allowing cubans to come to the u.s. is about to end. >> reporter: this is a family gathering the garcias thought
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might never happen. juan carlos and his daughter have been apart for months. but the journey this teenager went through to get here is staggering. this is the moment she and 11 others made landfall in their makeshift sailboat. locals can be heard giving them a warm welcome. but for the last two days of a dangerous six-day journey, the crew had no food or water, and it was only chance that brought them ashore here. but she says she had no choice. >> translator: we had to get out fast, because we think it's going to get bad. anyone who comes here in the future are going to get turned back. >> reporter: the u.s. coast guard headquarters in miami, persistent rumors of an end to the wet foot, dry foot policy are of concern. the captainsies many desperate
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cubans are being taken advantage of. >> smugglers exploited that rumor and told cubans you better go now or you are going to miss your opportunity to get into the united states. we know they have been doing that. >> reporter: one of the biggest challenges authorities face is trying to quell a rumor that is putting lives at risks. they are working with a local cuban community in hopes it gets back to the island. the garcias can now begin to plan their futures together. but juan carlos said if he had known about the crossing, he wouldn't have allowed his daughter to make such a massive risk. he is happy she is here, but doesn't want to see any other family members risking their lives. sports news to come including this . . .
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>> the world wildlife fund says 211 new sper species have been discovered in the western help -- himalayans. including this guy. and the spotted wren dabbler, and researcher only realized this was a new species when they checked its dna. we have got this guy. a group of frogs hiding under a leaf during a rain storm. they are the only species who have these bright blue beautiful
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eyes. and a new banana. it's one of three new bananas which have been discovered. i spoke to jake, the curator of mammals at louisiana state university. his team discovered something else. a new species of rat in indonesia. but he says he is no longer surprised when these new species are discovered. >> we had been doing field work in indonesia. and after a few days of working there, we caught this very strange-looking rat, that we knew immediately was unique. we preserved specimens in museum collections, so if they are available for research purposes not only for us, but for others, then which go through the scientific literature and other museum collections and look for
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specimens that look the same. and we discovered there were none. at this point when i do field work in the tropics at high-elevation sights, be i don't find a new species, then i'm surprised. and chernobyl has evolved into a new nature preserve. it has been almost 30 years since the nuclear disaster. now it has been declared a no-go zone for people. animals now have thriving populations. extraordinary. here is something else extraordinary. >> reporter: one of the candidates for fifa president saying he is facing a 15-year suspension for fifa's governing world body. he says he is being investigated
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by the ethics committee overalleged rule breaches during the failed bid for the 2022 world cup. he accused the committee as acting as a hit man for blatter. >> translator: ultimately i will be vindicated. but if the ethics committee completely denies full process and fair process, i think justice will not be served, and there is a possibility that my candidacy will be jeopardized. if we consider this case objectively, the true danger is they won't stop at jeopardizing not only my candidacy, but ul tim mate destroying fee ta itself. >> reporter: he is still planning to standing in the election, but he is not the only one who's candidacy has been touched by allegations of corruption and ethical breaches.
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this man was the favorite to win the votes, but last month he was questioned by swiss investigators over a payment he received from fifa nine years after he said he did a job for them. and then there is this man. but now an investigation into his plans to set up a global football fund linked to south korea's world cup bid could hurt his run for presidency. and then this man, no allegations have been made against him. there is less than three weeks to go before the candidates are decided. the hong kong football association has been fined after its fans booed a national anthem. it happened last month.
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they were previously warned over booing. the [ inaudible ] has confirmed that he is in talks in liverpool over the vacant manager's job. they started negotiations with the english cup on monday. he could in place on wednesday on october 17th in the premiere league. they fired they previous manager on sunday after three years on the job. and clock could be a good replacement. >> reporter: looking from an outsider, i was impressed with his performances over in germany. you know, that's all there is. you know, i like what i see. but, you know, it's exactly the same with carlos. i like his manner. i like clock's manner.
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i like the way they are the teams. playing great football, you know, good football, we deserve at liverpool, and both of these managers can supply them. fiji will be hoping to end their rugby world cup campaign on a high. they face uruguay next. pride and a place at the 2019 world cup is at stake. tennis, jodjokovic and nada with winners. the world number 4 avoided his same faith on tuesday.
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next up for him, the you union in the second round. just as good news for [ inaudible ]. the fourth seed crashed out in the opening round with his opponent. spaniard winning in straight sets. [ inaudible ] judo team have been refused entry into the united arab emirates. the 15-person delegation, including the men's european champion have been denied visas for the grand slam at the end of the month. over 500 athletes have signed up for the event. they were turned back at a moroccan airport in may for similar reasons. a [ inaudible ] player has been given one of the loengs suspensions in nfl history for an illegal check to the head on
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jacob sillberg in a preseason game. it is the fifth time he has been suspended in his career. [ inaudible ] post season gets underway later when the astros visit the yankees. this is a one-off game. the houston players practicing ahead of tuesday's clash at yankee stadium. their appearance this time is only concern for the last day of the season. the astros have won two out of their three games there this season. >> this is a fun group. this workout is going to be as loose as they come, because we do believe that we can advance. and that's not to take anything away from the yankees or anybody else we play. we feel like we have a good team. >> the yankees have been hit by the yous that sabatia has
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checked himself into rehab over an alcohol problem. it's the first time new york have been to this stage in three years. >> i think sisi has demonstrated a great deal of courage, and time and place have no, you know, bearing, you know, there is -- there is something here that, you know, needs to be taken care of, and i would applaud him for stepping up and doing everything necessary to solve this problem. for the latest sports news, including the latest from those mlb playoffs go to our website, that's it for me, robin adams will be with you later. >> wonderful. thank you for that. we're done on this news hour. i hope you have learned something. i certainly have. david foster is with us from london in just a few moments with your next bulletin of news
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